Nort-h Carolina Department- of Agriculture
L. Y. Ballentine, Commissioner
Deparfment of Agriculture
L. Y. Ballentine, Commissioner
John L. Reitzel, Assistant Commissioner
State Board of Agriculture
J. Atwell Alexander Stony Point
W. I. BiSSETTE Grifton
Glenn G. Gilmore Julian
HOYLE C. Griffin Monroe
Claude T. Hall Roxboro
George P. Kittrell Corapeake
J. Muse McCotter New Bern
Charles F. Phillips Thomasville
J. H. Poole West End
A. B. Slagle Franklin
Tobacco Outlook for 1959 5
Growers Take Heed 9
State Summary 1958-59 13
North Carolina Tobacco Warehouse Sales
Report for Season 1958-59 16
Summary of Dealer and Warehouse
Resales 1958-59 18
Producer and Gross Sales of Flue-Cured
Tobacco by States 1958 18
Stabilization Receipts by Belts 1958 18
North Carolina Flue-Cured Crops 1919-1958 19
North Carolina Burley Crops 1928-1958 20
North Carolina Flue-Cured Tobacco Allotments 1959 21
North Carolina Burley Tobacco Allotments 23
North Carolina Tobacco Warehouses and Operators
by Belts and Markets 1958 24
Domestic Cigarette Consumption
by Kinds 1958 Back Cover
Cover: Ship Loading at a North Carolina Port.
Photo: Courtesy North Carolina Ports Authority.
This tenth annual issue of the Tobacco Report has
been compiled and prepared by W. P. Hedrick and
J, H. Cyrus, tobacco specialists with the Division of
Markets, in cooperation with the U. S. Department of
Agriculture under the Research and Marketing Act.
Credit is due the Cooperative Crop Reporting
Service of the North Carolina and United States De-
partments of Agriculture, and the Tobacco Branch of
the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service for much
of the statistical data contained herein.
This issue of the Tobacco Report is dedicated to
export leaf dealers, who use North Carolina ports for
shipping tobacco to all countries of the world.
Commissi07ier of Agriculture
For free distribution by the Tobacco Section,
Markets Division, North Carolina Depart-
ment of Agriculture, Raleigh, N. C.
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Tobacco Outlook 1959
In the past, the tobacco industry has been a business in which
there was little readiness to speak with a single voice. During
1958 many changes have taken place in this attitude. Industry
development during the year included the organization of the
Tobacco Institute and the continuation of the Tobacco Industry
Research Committee's support of impartial research into tobacco
use and health. The Tobacco Tax Council will continue to fight
taxes on tobacco products at all levels of government — federal,
state, county and municipal. Also of importance was the forma-
tion of Tobacco Growers Information Committee, a grass-roots
type of organization to work on behalf of tobacco growers in
the production areas.
In North Carolina the role of tobacco in the economy of the
state is enormous. About 44 per cent of our cash farm income is
derived from tobacco and 58 per cent of the total number of
cigarettes made in the United States are manufactured within
Tobacco growers in the state are supporting members of the
above named organizations and future attacks on the tobacco
industry will be answered in one loud resounding voice.
Record consumption of 424 billion cigarettes in 1958 clearly
spells out public acceptance of an important product that 160,-
000 to 175,000 farm families depend on for food, clothing and
The referendum vote on continued acreage control for the
next three years clearly shows that growers are truly concerned
over the supply and demand situation of flue-cured tobacco. To-
bacco growers already feeling the pinch from acreage cuts in
the past, have expressed their willingness to accept a revision
in the parity formula which forces tobacco prices up as prices
for other farm commodities go down.
They have also agreed to a ten-fold increase in the acreage as-
sessment paid to Tobacco Associates, Inc. to permit aggressive
promotion of the export market as well as wage war against
enemies of tobacco in the United States.
The battle for the world's tobacco markets is now at a serious
stage. Competition from other leaf growing areas of the world
has ruled out any chance for North Carolina growers to com-
pete as far as price is concerned. Our growers are losing part
of their market to Rhodesia, Japan and India.
Production of Flue Cured Tobacco in Certain
Competitive Countries of World 1958
Canada 150 Million 161 Million
Rhodesia 149 " 156 "
Brazil 74 " 103 "
Philippines 59 " 70 "
Korea 35 " 40 "
Australian 10 " 12
Decreases in production were shown in Japan, India and Venezuela.
The average cost of producing an acre of tobacco in Southern
Rhodesia during the 1957 season was equivalent to U. S. $276,
according to the Minister of Agriculture. With an average yield
of 811 pounds of leaf per acre, it cost about U, S. 34 cents to
produce a pound of leaf. Native labor cost about $20 per month,
with overhead (capitalization costs) about 24 per cent.
A recent survey took a representative sample of registered
growers in Rhodesia with an average of 68 acres per farm.
Figures show that growers with yields per acre of 1,000 pounds
or more spent 29 cents per pound on production and marketing
costs, while growers with yields below 600 pounds per acre spent
Another reason for this loss of exports is that some of our
growers are producing a type of leaf the foreign market does
not want. Since the price of our tobacco is higher than leaf
grown in competitive countries it is necessary for our growers
to concentrate on quality. Our growers can and will overcome this
obstacle. North Carolina has the soil, climate, and cultural know-
how to produce the finest tobacco in the world.
Probably the greatest threat to the future prosperity of the
tobacco industry in North Carolina is the ever mounting taxes
It is reasonable to forecast that, unless the present cigarette
tax policy is reversed, at some future date cigarette taxes will
show diminishing returns to the taxing agencies and the resulting
smaller demand for tobacco by manufacturers will force further
As for the immediate future, 1959 total production should be
about the same as for the 1958 season.
On December 15th growers approved marketing quotas for
the next three crops. Flue-cured acreage allotments for 1959
are essentially the same as 1958 and 1957, when 712 thousand
acres were allotted to tobacco.
The Soil Bank acreage reserve program, which was in op-
eration during the past three crop seasons will not be in effect
in 1959. Therefore, 66,000 acres will be returned to production.
Last season with almost perfect growing conditions growers
produced 1,078 million pounds, for a yield of 1,690 pounds per
acre. A per acre yield of this size can hardly be expected in
1959. However, the return to production of the soil bank acreage
should produce about 1,100 million pounds or a slight increase
The total supply of flue-cured is 3,386 million pounds, down
200 million pounds in carry-over from the mid 1958 level.
In spite of the improved position in total supply stocks, the
Flue-cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization had in storage 680
million pounds received from the price support program.
It can be assumed from the fact that 145 million pounds was
received by the Stabilization Corporation that domestic com-
panies are no longer allowing tobacco the traditional 21/2 to
three years ageing period. Another factor affecting the amount
placed under loan could be the quality deterioration or hesitancy
of foreign manufacturers to buy our leaf at present prices.
Stabilization stocks were at a record level of 680 million pounds on January
For the past four years the use of flue-cured has shown a de-
crease, reaching a low of 705 million in 1956. The trend now in
usings is on the increase. It is expected that 765 million will be
used in 1959. The increase is attributable to a gain in cigarettes
Exports of flue-cured in 1959 are expected to be about the
same as 1958 when 445 million pounds was bought by foreign
Two factors primarily have favored exports: (1) substantial
gains in cigarette consumption, particularly in Western Europe.
(2) Smaller supplies of certain grades available from Rhodesia
Normally foreign buyers take tobaccos from the leaf grades,
usually those exported are the medium and heavier-bodied grades,
with some from the nondescript group.
The B4, B5 and B6's are generally the grades preferred by the
export trade. The predominance of the B group as export grades
is due not only to the fact that it usually makes up about half
or more of the flue-cured crop but also, to the desire abroad for
flavor and aroma.
Foreign buyers can secure more flavor and aroma from
U. S. flue-cured per dollar than from neutral tobaccos bought
from competitive countries regardless of price.
The action of the United Kingdom, West Germany, Belgium,
and the Scandinavian Countries in making their currencies
externally convertible will have important effects on the promo-
tion of flue-cured sales.
The 1959 price outlook will be influenced to some extent by
any legislation that may be passed by Congress during the
Under existing law, the 1959 crop must be supported at 90
per cent of parity, since a marketing quota will be in effect.
The adjusted base price for calculating parity for 1959 will be
higher than last year. Therefore, the 90 per cent parity support
price will be about two cents higher than in 1958. With a support
price of 56.6 cents per pound, the season average price should
be about $60.00 per hundred pounds.
Growers Take Heed
In making plans for the 1959 crop, growers should take heed
of the current situation, and not base their decision on what a
farmer can get by with at the market or what he can dump into
the stabilization pool. Instead, tobacco growers should con-
centrate their efforts on practices that will place upon the ware-
house floor the quality of tobacco that once made our tobacco
superior to all other flue cured tobacco in the world. The time
has come when each individual farmer should look farther than
the small short-term gains made by producing tonnage of to-
bacco, which often contains tobacco that clog up the channels
of trade. Growers should plan their farm business on a long-
range basis with a well handled quality product as the goal,
so as to regain the respect and confidence of the world market.
The United States, with its standard of living, cannot compete
with foreign countries in the price of flue cured tobacco, but
we can excell them in quality.
Stafements from Foreign Markets
In recent years foreign markets have been very concerned
about the deterioration of quality and the continuous increase
in price of U. S. flue cured tobacco. In many foreign countries
artificial flavorings in cigarettes are not permitted, so U. S. flue
cured tobacco is used as a concentrate in the cigarette blend
of those countries, to add natural flavor and aroma to the
neutral foreign grown tobacco. Therefore, our export grades
of flue cured tobacco must have a rich flavor and aroma to be
acceptable to the foreign trade.
The following are quotations from several buying companies
in foreign countries concerning U. S. flue cured tobacco :
"The matter of quality of American tobacco is a very impor-
tant one and I was, therefore, very glad to read that the neces-
sary steps are being taken to ensure its continuation for the
future. After all, the quality and flavor we look for in American
tobaccos have become our main incentive for buying our require-
ments over there, particularly, since we gradually had to reduce
our purchases these last years on account of the ever increasing
prices. Since the increase of price supports for the 1958 crop,
the quantities ordered by our European affiliated Companies this
year came down again."
"I think that the stabiHzation of U. S. tobacco prices would
certainly be a big help for exporting U. S. leaf, because it will
enable the manufacturer to keep his present proportion of U. S.
leaf in his blend instead of being forced to reduce this proportion
constantly, and to replace it by substitutes with more reasonable
prices. Besides the eflfect of stabilization of prices, you must
naturally always consider the buying policy of the American
manufacturers who suddenly, owing to changes in the taste of
the American smokers, jumped on certain types of tobacco which
formerly could be bought at reasonable prices by the export
trade, and thus driving them sky-high."
"As far as we can see, the policy of your farmers is successful
regarding the supply of your domestic industry. But they are
killing your export business, not only on account of the high
prices, but also on account of their bad quality and sorting.
During many years, your farmers were told that their Burley
and Bright Virginia (flue cured) were the best of the world and
this was correct. But since a few years, the quality dropped so
low, that this is no more an axiom. This is a point they ought
The above quotations from foreign markets are representative
of the general complaints made against U. S. tobacco by the ex-
port trade. The major complaints as quoted above are in connec-
tion with prices, qucditij and the poor job of farm sorting on
export grades. The farmer can help improve two of these prob-
lems by concentrating more on quality, and by doing a better
job of farm sorting.
Preparafion for Market
During the last several years many farmers have become very
lax in their practices of preparing tobacco for market. The main
reason why this situation has developed is because most domes-
tic buyers have overlooked the poor job of sorting, and have
paid farmers good prices for unsorted tobacco. This has en-
couraged many farmers not to do much sorting on any of their
tobacco, including the export grades, and that is causing major
concern in the export market at the present time.
We realize that the job of sorting tobacco into uniform grades
is an expensive one, and if the domestic companies can use their
grades of tobacco without too much sorting as they have in-
dicated, then that is well and good. But, we should realize that
we are not competing with a foreign country in our domestic
market yet, while our competition from foreign countries for ex-
port grades is increasing year after year. Therefore, in order
to meet this foreign competition, it is imperative that we do at
least as good a job in sorting our tobacco into uniform grades,
as foreign growers are doing.
How big a job is it to get tobacco into fairly uniform grades?
Too many tobacco farmers have the idea that one has to know
the specifications for most of the standard grades in order to
sort tobacco into uniform grades, but this is not necessarily
true. The minimum requirement is to be able to recognize the
basic groups of tobacco which are the priming, lug, cutter and
After recognition of groups is accomplished, the job of sorting
tobacco into grades that will meet the minimum market demand
is relatively simple. First, all dead, green, or off-color tobacco
should be separated out of each barn of tobacco.
Next in the barns making up the leaf group, or tobacco coming
from the upper half of the plant, a step further should be taken
to separating these barns of tobacco according to length. There
are three major lengths in the leaf groups ; they are long leaf,
medium length leaf, and tips.
Picture at left shows two bundles of mixed leaf tobacco as they were picked
up from basket on warehouse floor.
Picture at the right shows the same two bundles of tobacco sorted out
into uniform grades by separating into two lengths.
When these length categories are applied to barns of leaf
tobacco from individual crops, it will result in fairly uniform
grades. In other words, the tobacco in each category will be fairly
uniform in length, quality, and blend in color after green and
off-color leaves have been removed. Therefore, the practice of
separating leaf barns of tobacco according to length, and at the
same time remove any green, dead, or off-color tobacco, will get
each grade of leaf tobacco uniform enough so that it will meet
the specifications of the U. S. Standard grades, as well as the
requirements of the export trade.
There is one other practice that should not be overlooked in
preparing tobacco for market, and that is the removal of all
strings and foreign matter from the tobacco. There are many
cases where farmers have outstanding quality in their crop when
it comes from the curing barn, but due to poor market prepara-
tion the quality does not stand out, and quite often the full value
of the tobacco is not realized.
The Tobacco Section of the North Carolina Department of
Agriculture, through a long range service program, has been
working with organized farm groups to help them improve their
practices of preparing tobacco for market, and to assist them in
applying simplified methods of farm sorting so as to get the
grades uniform enough to meet the requirements of the require-
ments of the U. S. Standard grades and market demand. This
service will be continued and intensified in an effort to help
farmers do a better job of farm sorting their tobacco.
State Summary 1958-59
The state farm income from flue cured tobacco made a come-
back in 1958, due to record high yields per acre, and a record
high market average for the crop.
North Carolina burley growers also did well during the 1958
season, with a new record average price being paid for the high
yields from the 1958 crop.
Producer sales, on the 44 flue cured markets operating in the
state in 1958, returned the growers $418,226,008 for the 719,-
148,970 pounds sold which is a record average of $58.16 per
hundred. In 1957 flue cured tobacco growers sold 633,700,390
pounds on North Carolina markets for $350,966,656 which was
an average of $55.38 per hundred. The average price in 1958
showed an increase of $2.78 per hundred, and the dollar value
increased $67,259,352 over the previous year.
Type 13 — The 1958 auction season began on the eight North
Carolina Border Belt markets on August 5th. The quality of the
crop was slightly inferior to the 1957 crop, but most grade prices
were at record high levels. Price increases ranged from $1.00 to
$14.00 per hundred. The biggest gains were in the medium to
low grades of lugs and primings, and best thin nondescript.
However, price declines of $1.00 to $4.00 were noted on several
low quality leaf grades, mostly on the variegated and green side.
Season sales by growers selling on the N. C. Border markets
reached 125,468,940 pounds, returning growers $75,706,287, for
a record season average of $60.34 per hundred. In 1957 growers
received $67,383,608 for 112,998,465 pounds, averaging $59.63
per hundred. The marketing season ended in this belt on
October 2, for a season of 42 sale days, which is the same length
as the 1957 season.
Type 12 — The 17 Eastern Belt markets opened for the 1958
season on August 21, which was a week later than the opening
date the previous year. The quality of offerings were slightly
lower than the previous year, due mostly to more immature
tobacco showing up. However, the Eastern crop brought the
highest average price in the history of the belt. Most grade
averages showed an increase ranging from $1.00 to $11.00 per
hundred over the 1957 level, with only a few losses occurring
mostly in green leaf grades.
Eastern farmers received $213,974,401 for 370,772,702 pounds,
which was a record season average of $57.71 per hundred. In
1957 farmers in this belt received $173,876,613 for 317,359,121
pounds, averaging $54.79 per hundred.
The Eastern Belt season consisting of 59 sale days ended on
November 13. In 1957 the season covered a period of 61 sale
Type 1 IB— The 10 Middle Belt markets opened for the 1958
season on September 4. The quality showed some improvement
in this belt over the previous year. Many of the grade prices
showed increases ranging up to $11.00 per hundred above the
1957 level. The largest gains occurred in the medium and low
quality lugs and primings, while lemon and green leaf showed
the smallest gains.
Growers in this belt also received a record average of $57.86
for their 1958 offerings of 124,296,176 pounds, which returned
them $71,921,534. In 1957 producer sales amounted to 111,212,-
560 pounds, which sold for $59,552,006, giving them a 1957
average $53.55 per hundred.
The Middle Belt held final sales of the season on November 21,
after operating for 56 sale days, as compared with 61 days in
Type 11 A — The 1958 opening of the nine North Carolina Old
Belt markets was on September 15, which was about a week
later than the 1957 opening. The Old Belt followed the trend
established by the early belts of setting a new record market
average. Grade averages showed gains ranging from $1.00 to
$12.00 per hundred. A large majority of the grade averages were
higher than the previous year. The only losses occurring were
for a few grades of red and green leaf.
Producer sales on the North Carolina Old Belt markets rose
to 98,611,152 pounds, returning to the growers $56,623,786,
which is a record average of $57.42 per hundred for the 1958
season. In 1957 producer sales averaged $54.51 per hundred
for 92,130,244 pounds, which sold for $50,154,429.
The North Carolina Old Belt markets held final sales Decem-
ber 12, for a season of 63 sale days, compared to 62 sale days
Type 31 — The North Carolina Burley markets at Asheville,
Boone and West Jefferson opened for the 1958-59 season on
November 24. The crop in general was thinner bodied than the
1957 crop, which made it a slightly better smoking crop. Most
grade prices showed increases over the previous year, which
resulted in a new record high market average. Only about 1%
of the offerings went into the pool under the loan program.
Burley growers sold 16,843,834 pounds on North Carolina
markets during the 1958-59 season. They received $10,851,546 for
their offerings, which gave them a record average of $64.42
per hundred. During the 1957-58 season Burley growers re-
ceived $9,774,301 for 16,746,334 pounds, averaging $58.37 per
Season Burley sales in North Carolina were completed on
January 15, 1959, covering 28 sale days, compared with 32
days during the previous year.
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Summary of N.C. Dealer and Warehouse
Producer and Gross Soles of Flue-Cured
Tobacco by Staf-es-1958
N. C 719.148,970
S. C 110.366,481
Stabilization Receipts by Belts-1958
Old Belt 11 A
Middle Belt 11 B
Eastern Belt 12
Border Belt 13
Ga.-Fla. Belt 14
North Carolina Flue-Cured Crops
=■= Source: N. C. and U. S. D. A. Crop Reporting Service.
Preliminary for 1958.
North Carolina Burley Crops 1928-1958
* Source: N. C. and U. S. D. A. Crop Reporting Service.
** Estimate of Division of Markets based on producer sales.
N. C. Flue-Cured Tobacco Allot-ments'
County No. Farms Acres Rank
Cleveland - 1
Duplin ' . . 4,644
N. C. Flue-Cured Tobacco Allotments
County No. Farms Acres Rank
Wake . :
121,768 470,299 1-72
'■'■'■ Source: USD A Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation.
49 ■ 1
N. C. Burley Tobacco AllotTnents'
County No. Farms Acres Rank
=•= Source: USDA Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation.
North Carolina Tobacco Warehouses
And Operators by Beits and Markets
N. C. BORDER BELT
Chadbourn (one set buyers)
Producers — A. E. & Jack Garrett
Meyers — J. H. Harper, J. D. Hendley
Green-Teachey— Charlie Teacher, J. C. Green
Clarkton (one set buyers)
Bright Leaf— J. H. Bryant, B. F. Rivenbark
New Bladen— Talley Bros., Bob Dale
Clarkton Whse.— O. C. Blanchard, Gib Buck
Fair Bluff (one set buyers)
Powell— A. H. Powell & Sons
Planters — N. N. Love, Carl Meares
Littleton's No. 1 & 2—0. P. Littleton
Fairmont (four sets buyers)
Big- 5 — E. J. Chambers, Yarboro & Garrett Co.
Peoples — E. J. Chambers, Yarboro & Garrett Co.
Davis — F. A. Davis, Harry & Jack Mitchell
Mitchell-Davis — F. A. Davis, Harry & Jack Mitchell
Frye No. 1 & 2— E. H. Frye, J. W. and J. M. Holliday
Planters No. 1 & 2— G. R. Royster
Square Deal 1-2-3— W. G. Bassett
Star Carolina 1-2-3— C. A. Blankenship, W. M. Puckett
Twin State 1-2-3— P. R. Floyd, Jr., Paul Wilson
Liberty — F. P. Joyce, Joe Pell
Fayetteville (one set buyers)
Big Farmers 1 & 2 — Harold Perkins, P. L. Campbell
Planters — J. W. Stephenson, J. C. Adams
Lumberton (three sets buyers)
Carolina — M. A. Roycroft, J. L. Towsend, J. Johnson
Smith-Dixie — Furman Biggs, Sr. & Jr.
Hedgepeth — R. A. Hedgepeth, R. L. Rollins
Liberty — R. E. Wilkens, R. H. Livermore
Star, Inc. — Hogan Teater, D. T. Stephenson
Lumberton Cooperative — C. E. McLaurin, Mgr.
Tabor City (one set buyers)
Carolina — R. C. Coleman, Mrs. Harriet Sikes
New Farmers — R. C. Coleman, Mrs. Harriet Sikes
Planters — Don Watson, Mgr.
Whiteville (three sets buyers)
Big- Dixie — E. L. & Tommy Dudley
Crutchfield— G. E. & R. W. Crutchfield, Blair Motley, Jr.
Lea's No. 1 & 2 — William Townes Lea, Louie Price
Moores— A. H. Moore, C. C. Mason, C. F. Jeffcoat
Nelson's No. 1 & 2 — John H. Nelson
Planters No. 1 & 2— A. O. King, Jr., J. W. Peay
Farmers — A. Dial Gray, J. L. Neal
Columbus County — A. Dial Gray, J. L. Neal
Carolina — Ralph C. Stephens, Lucien Stephens
Liberty — J. W. Hooks, Carl Bryan
Ahoskie (one set buyers)
Basnight— No. 1-2-3— L. L. Wilkens, H. G. Veazey
Farmers No. 1 & 2 — W. M. Odom, Pierce & Winborne
Clinton (one set buyers)
Carolina — Mrs. McWhorter Hamilton, L. D. Herring, C. J. Strickland
Ross No. 2 — Guy R. Ross
Farmers — H. A. Carr, J. A. Chesnut, J. J. Hill
Dunn (one set buyers)
Big 4 Warehouse — R. D. & J. M. Smothers
Planters — King Roberts & Clayton
Farmville (two sets buyers)
Bell's— Mrs. L. R. Bell & Sons, C. C. Ivey
Farmers — John N. Fountain, Mgr.
Monk's No. 1 & 2 — John N. Fountain
Planters — Chester W^orthington
Prewits— B. S. Correll & C. Prewitt
Goldsboro (one set buyers)
Carolina — S. G. Best, Bruce Smith
Farmers No. 1 & 2— S. B. Hill, Carl Holloman, J. F. Hill
Littleton— O. L. Littleton, H. C. Whitley
Big Brick — J. R. Musgrave
Victory — Jim Hopewell & Richard Gray
Greenville (five sets buyers)
Cannon's — W. T. Cannon, Carlton Dail
Farmers — J. A. Tripp
Planters — E. B. Jones
McGowan's No. 1 & 2— C. H. McGowan
Morton's — Elbert Bennett
New Carolina No. 1 & 2 — Floyd McGowan
New Independent — Bob Cullipher, F. L. Blount
Star— B. B. Suggs, G. V. Smith
Greenville — Cont'd.
Victory — Yock Joyner
Raynor & Harris — C. C. Harris, James W. Reavis
Keels— L. W. Edwards
Harris & Rogers — R. E. Rogers
Kinston (four full sets buyers — fifth set incomplete)
Central — J. E. Jones, W. I. Herring
Farmers — J. T. Jenkins
Kinston Cooperative 1 & 2 — D. W. Hodges, Mgr.
Knott Warehouse, Inc. — K. W. Loftin, Mgr.
Knotts New— H. G. Knott, W. E. Brewer
New Dixie — John Jenkins, Mgr.
Sheppard No. 1 & 2— R. E. Sheppard
New Central — W. I. Herring, Bill King
The Star Warehouses — C. J. Herring-
Banner— K. W. Loftin, Mgr.
Robersonville (one set buyers)
Adkins & Bailey— I. M. Little. R. K. Adkins
New Red. Front— J. H. Gray, J. W. Peay
Planters No. 1 & 2— H. T. Highsmith, E. G. Anderson
Rocky Mount (four sets buyers)
Cobb & Carlton No. 1 & 2— W. E. Cobb, J. C. Carlton
Mangum — Roy M. Phipps
Planters No. 1-2-3— W. B. Faulkner, Mgr.
Smith No. 1 & 2— James D. Smith
Works Warehouse — R. J. Works & Son
Easley Warehouse Co., Inc. — H. A. Easley, Mgr.
Farmers Warehouse, Inc. — J. C. Holt Evans, Mgr.
Fenners — J. B. Fenner
Smithfield (two sets buyers)
Big Planters — J. B. Wooten
Farmers No. 1 & 2 — W. L. Kennedy, H. L. Doughtery
Gold Leaf No. 1 & 2— R. A. Pearce
Perkins Riverside— N. L. Perkins
Wallace No. 1 & 2 — Lawrence and Dixon Wallace
Skinner's — Frank Skinner
Tarboro (one set buyers)
Clarks No. 1 & 2— H. I. Johnson, S. A. McConkey
Farmers No. 1 & 2 — W. L. House, J. P. Bunn
Victory No. 1 & 2— Cliff Weeks, W. L. Leggett
Wallace (one set buyers)
Blanchard & Farrior — O. C. Blanchard, W. H. Farrior
Hussey No. 1 & 3— G. D. Bennett, Joe Bryant
Sheffield's— Garland & John Sheffield
Washington (one set buyers)
Sermons No. 1 & 2 — W. J. Sermons, J. E. Roberson, Harry McMuUin
Hassell-Edwards 1 & 2— M. M. Hassell, W. S. Edwards
Farmers Whse. Inc. — Jack Douglas
Wendell (two sets buyers)
Farmers — L. R. Clark & Son
Central — Stephenson Bros.
Planters — Mule Webb
Liberty 1 & 2— H. F. Harris, I. D. Medlin, J. W. Dale
Northside — G. Dean
Wilson (five sets buyers)
Big Dixie — E. B. Hicks, W. C. Thompson
Wainwright — G. L. Wainwright
Center Brick No. 1-2-3— Cozart & Eagles Co.
Farmers — J. J. Gibbons, S. G. Deans
Growers Cooperative — S. E. Griffin, Mgr.
New Planters No. 1 & 2— R. T. & W. C. Smith, B. W. Carr
Smith Warehouse, Inc., A B & C — H. H. Harris, Jr., Mgr.
Watson — U. H. Cozart, Jr., Pres.
Clark's— C. R. & Boyd Clark
New Liberty — Carl B. Renfro
Williamston (one set buyers)
Carolina 1 & 2— S. C. Griffin, H. L. Barnhill, J. B. Taylor, E. Lilley
Farmer— S. C. Griffin, H. L. Barnhill, J. B. Taylor, E. Lilley
Planters — Urbin Rogers, Russell Rogers
Roanoke-Dixie — J. W. Gurkin, Langley
Windsor (one set buyers)
Planters 1 & 2— C. B. & B. U. Griffin, J. D. & Charles Marshall
Heckstall— E. D. Wiggins, Mack Hux
Aberdeen (one set buyers)
New Aberdeen— George Mabe, Tom Faulkner
Planters — W. Fentriss Phillips
Hardee's — Hugh T. Hai'dee
Carthage (one set buyers)
McConnells — G. Hoover Carter
Victory — R. L. Commer & Earl Ennis
Durham — (three sets buyers)
Liberty — John Walker Stone
Roycroft— H. T., M. A. & J. K. Roycroft, J. C. Currin
Star-Brick — A. L. Carver, Cozart, Currin
Farmers — J. M. Talley, Howard Talley, Bob Dale, Sam Mangum
Planters— J. M. Talley, Howard Talley, Bob Dale, Sam Mangum
EUerbe (one set buyers)
Farmers — D. B. Harris
Richmond County — L. T. (Dutch) Harney
Fuquay-Varina (two sets buyers)
Big Top— Bill Talley
New Deal— W. M., A. R., A. L. Talley
Southside — J. C. Adams, J. W. Stephenson
Goldleaf— R. H. Barbour, Sherrill Akins
Liberty — P. L. Campbell
Henderson (two sets buyers)
Banners— E. C. Huff, L. B. Wilkinson
Carolina— M. S. High, F. V. Hicks
Moore's Big Henderson — A. H. Moore
Farmers — W. J. Alston
High Price— C. J. Fleming, C. B. Turner
Liberty — George T. Robertson
Ellington— F. H. Ellington & Sons
Louisburg (one set buyers)
Big Franklin— A. N. Wilson, S. T. & H. B. Cottrell
Southside A & B— Charlie Ford
Union — G. C. Harris, N. F. Freeman
Oxford (two sets buyers)
Banner— W. L. Mitchell, Jr., David Mitchell
Mangum-Farmers — T. B. Williams, Julian Adcock, S. B. Knott, Joe Cutts
Fleming No. 1 & 2— G. B. Watkins, D. T. Currin, H. G. Taylor
Planters— C. R. Watkins, J. R. & S. J. Watkins
Johnson— C. R. Watkins, J. R. & S. J. Watkins
Owens No. 1 & 2 — J. S. Watkins, L. Gregory
Granville — L. S. Bryan, W. W. Yeargin
Sanford (one set buyers)
Big Sanford 1 & 2— C. W. Puckett
Wood 3-W No. 1 & 2— W. F. Wood
Twin City 1 & 2— W. M. Carter, T. V. Mansfield
Warrenton (one set buyers)
Boyd's — W. P. Burwell
Center No. 1 & 2— M. D. Carroll
Currin's No. 1 & 2— D. G. Currin, C. W. Currin
Farmers — E. G. Tarwater
Thompson — C. E. Thompson
Burlington (one set buyers)
Carolina— W. B. Davis & R. D. Tickle
Coble — N. C. Newman, L. O. Winstead, R. W. Rainey
Farmers — Jule Allen, Bill & Jack McCauley
Greensboro (one set buyers)
Greensboro Tobacco Warehouse Co. — R. C. Coleman, Mgr.
Guilford County Whse. Co.— H. P. Smothers, W. B. Hull
Madison (one set buyers)
New Brick— R. T. Chilton, S. F. Webster
Carolina— R. T. Chilton, S. F. Webster
Sharp & Smith— W. S. Smith, H. A. Fagg
Farmers— W. S. Smith, H. A. Fagg
Mebane (one set buyers)
Twin States 1 & 2 — Roy Smith & Bud Rummage
Planters— J. G. McCray, J. B. Keck
Piedmont — Joe W. Dillard
Ml. Airy (one set buyers)
New Dixie 1 & 2 & Virginia Carolina — Oscar L. Badgett
Liberty — R. C. Simmons, Jr., F. V. Dearmin
Planters & Jones — Tom and Frank Jones, Buck White
Lovills-Hunters — J. W., J. L. Hunter
Reidsville (one set buyers)
Browns— G. E. Smith, P. D. McMichael, D. Huffines
Farmers— G. E. Smith, P. D. McMichael, D. Huffines
Leader — A. P. Sands, A. G. Irvin, J. L. Pennix
Watts— A. P. Sands, A. G. Irvin, J. L. Pennix
Smothers— T. B. & J. M. Smothers
Roxboro (one set buyers)
Farmers — Lindsay Wagstaff, R. L. Hester
Hyco— W. R. Jones, F. J. Hester, Geo. Walker
Foacre — H. W. Winstead, Jr.
Planters No. 1 & 2— T. 0. Pass
Winstead— T. T. & Elmo Mitchell
Pioneer— J. H. Merritt, D. L. Whitfield
Stoneville (one set buyers)
Brown's No. 1 & 2—0. P. Joyce
Farmers — F. A. Brown, P. M. Moorfield
Piedmont — J. J. Webster
Slate No. 1 & 2— F. A. Brown, P. M. Moorfield
Powell — J. J. Webster
Winston-Salem (four sets buyers)
Brown — R. W. Newsome, W. B. Simpson, H. M. Bouldin
Carolina-Star — G. H. Robertson
Growers— Floyd Joyce, W. G. Sheets, J. R. Pell, M. M. Joyner
Glenn Co.— C. T. Glenn, D. L. Harris, Chas. Dalton
Pepper No. 1 & 2 — Fred Owens, F. L. Kellam
Planters — Foss Smithdeal, Frank Smithdeal, Wes Watson
Taylor— Paul Taylor
Big Winston— R. T. & J. F. Carter
Cooks No. 1 & 2— B. E. Cook, C. B. Strickland, William Fowler, H. A.
N. C. BURLEY BELT
Asheville (two sets buyers — second set incomplete)
Carolina — Max Roberts, Mgr.
Dixie No. 1 & 2— J. C. Adams, L. J. Hill
Planters No. 1 & 2— J. W. Stewart
Bernard-Walker Warehouses — James E. Walker, Mgr.
Big Burley— J. C. Adams, L. J. Hill
Day's — Charlie Day
Boone (one set buyers)
Mountain Burley No. 1 & 2 — Joe E. Coleman
Farmers Burley — Joe E. Coleman
West Jefferson (one set buyers)
Tri-State Burley— C. C. Taylor, Rex Taylor
Jarrell's — Bill Jarrell
Domestic Cigarette Consumption
By Kinds— 1958
Total Domestic Consumption 424 Billion Cigarettes